Helen McMahon, 76, helped found neighborhood group

March 04, 2003

Helen M. McMahon, a volunteer and founder of the Poplar Ridge Neighborhood Association in her former Anne Arundel County community, died of a heart attack Feb. 25 at her home in Merritt Island, Fla. She was 76.

Born in Baltimore and raised in Locust Point, Helen Merstof attended city public schools. She worked in the accounting department of the Procter & Gamble plant in Locust Point from 1940 until 1954.

A longtime resident of Poplar Ridge, Mrs. McMahon helped establish the neighborhood association during the 1950s. She also volunteered with the Red Cross, Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland and Girl Scouts. She moved to Merritt Island in 2001.

Mrs. McMahon was a member of Jenkins Memorial Church, 133 Riviera Drive, Pasadena, where a memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday.

Survivors include her husband of 53 years, Homer McMahon; a son, Robert J. McMahon of Merritt Island; a daughter, Helen Wheatley of Cocoa, Fla.; and a granddaughter.

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